Yesterday both Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen voted for a radical bill that hands over local control of your neighborhood to the federal government. Because Ayotte and Shaheen clearly don’t care about their constituents in New Hampshire, they have decided to push this outrageous rule by Obama that forces middle class and upper middle-class neighborhoods to be subject to federal rules on work-force housing zoning.
This is the rule that Obama has been pushing because apparently your middle-class neighborhood is ‘racist’ or something. The bigger part of this egregious bill is that it absolutely takes away local control and puts it in the hands of the federal government. You know those Regional Planning Boards you despise, yeah, them.
Government subsidized housing has never been a good thing anywhere it has been put into place. When you give something to someone for free, they typically don’t take care of it. SEE: housing projects. The majority are loaded with criminal elements and they aren’t very well taken care of by the people who actually live there.
This is what Obama (along with Ayotte and Shaheen) want to bring to your quiet and well-cared for neighborhood. In their minds, people can’t move into your neighborhood on their own so big daddy government has to push them along, even when they aren’t ready. So forget the cities being the places to avoid, your own neighborhood could now be part of the lap of the project luxury that is government housing.
If you hated Housing and Urban Development (HUD) before, you’re going to hate them even more now because they will have more power to tell you what your neighborhood should look like thanks in part to Ayotte and Shaheen.
From National Review:
It’s difficult to say what’s more striking about President Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation: its breathtaking radicalism, the refusal of the press to cover it, or its potential political ramifications. The danger AFFH poses to Democrats explains why the press barely mentions it. This lack of curiosity, in turn, explains why the revolutionary nature of the rule has not been properly understood. Ultimately, the regulation amounts to back-door annexation, a way of turning America’s suburbs into tributaries of nearby cities.
By itself, this amounts to an extraordinary takeover of America’s cities and towns by the federal government. There is more, however.
Regionalists consider the entire city-suburb system bigoted and illegitimate, so there are few local governments that HUD would not be able to slap with a disparate-impact suit on regionalist premises. It’s unlikely that any suburb has a perfect demographic and “asset” balance in every category. All HUD has to do is decide which suburban governments it wants to lean on. With every locality vulnerable to a suit, every locality can be made to play the regionalist game.
It’s bad enough Obama is even pushing this outrageous, far left wing radical rule but that New Hampshire Senators voted for it makes it even worse and shows they are out of touch with the Granite State. Since the makeup of the state is around 98% white, will the federal government start shipping people from other states to make the entire state more “balanced” according to the new federal government rules that Ayotte and Shaheen voted for? People are free to move wherever their hearts’ desire but forcing neighborhoods to put in government housing because of some radical, racist left wing ideology is outrageous.
The bottom line is this, here in New Hampshire, people have been fighting to keep local control over everything possible, Shaheen and Ayotte don’t seem to care. From local education to housing, it seems politicians are hellish handmaidens to the federal government in trying to rip power out of the hands of the people. At one time, the federal government was by and for the people. Now it seems to only be against the people who actually pay for it.